$ 374,904 raised 1,799 Gifts
Student Wellness has raised $ 15,653 from 125 Gifts!
Student Wellness
Student Health and Wellness

Food Pantry
Eight out of 10 students worry about being able to afford food on a monthly basis, and a study by the Idaho Policy Institute found more than 40 percent of Boise State students have experienced some form of food insecurity, or not knowing where their next meal will come from, during their time on campus.

The Food Pantry provides free nutritious meal kits (complete with recipe ingredients and instructions) and snacks to students in need. An average of 14 students per week drop in to pick up a meal or snack to get them through the week – no questions asked. Of the students who have used the food pantry, 64% live off-campus, and 71% are Idaho residents.

Your donation will help expand the pantry to include a wider selection of food so we can help more students struggling to get the food they need. Here’s what one student who has used the food pantry had to say:

“I’ve been in seven times this semester. I’m a mom with three teen boys who eat a lot and this resource has been a significant help. Please know that I’m grateful to all who participate in making this possible.”

“The food pantry is like a scholarship I choose to accept. Every time I go in there, it allows me to stay in my monthly budget so that I can continue education and not have to choose between food and providing for my family.  Someday I will be able to reverse that role and return the favor to my community.”

 

Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund helps students who are hit with unexpected financial hardships and may be in danger of withdrawing. In the past four years, more than $70,000 has been distributed to 187 students who have struggled with housing payments, emergency situations, and moments of crisis.

Your donation will increase this fund so we can grant larger allocations to help even more students when they find themselves with urgent financial needs. Students tell us what a relief it is to be able to stop worrying about finances and focus on why they’re at Boise State, to begin with.

“Jenny” moved into a shelter to escape domestic violence at home. Her broken down car needed repairs so she could get to and from campus. Money from the emergency fund allowed her to move out of the shelter into a subsidized living situation, plus covered the car repair payment.

“Chris” found herself on her own financially as a result of a divorce right before she headed into her final semester at Boise State. She worked two jobs to help pay rent, utilities and a needed car repair, but quickly realized she couldn't be successful in her classes, work 40+ hours a week, and take care of her daughter. The Student Emergency Fund helped her pay her utility and covered the cost of the car repair so she could drive safely again. She graduated in December with a criminal justice degree.

Another student said, "I am grateful for the Student Emergency Fund and found it encouraging to be treated with respect and with concern during a high-stress time.”

 

Mental Health

Boise State’s is working to address an increasing number of student behavioral health issues. In Fall 2017, 64% of students reported overwhelming feelings of anxiety.  10% of students reported seriously considering suicide. Additionally, Idaho is consistently ranked among the states with the highest suicide rates. In 2015, Idaho had the 6th highest suicide rate.  Other neighboring states in the top 10 include Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and Oregon.  Boise State University is now 40% out of state students, the majority of which are coming from these states that are also struggling with addressing mental health challenges.
 

Gifts to this fund will help enhance our efforts to address these challenges. Your support will help fund things like supporting suicide prevention training and awareness, create an after-hours counseling call service, provide financial assistance for students seeking mental health care who otherwise could not afford it and support a counselor fellowship training program.

Student Wellness Gifts
Rank State Donors
1 ID 93
2 CA 6
3 TX 3
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Albertsons Food Pantry Challenge
Thanks to a generous donation from Albertsons, each gift to the Dean of Students/ASBSU Food Pantry will be match dollar for dollar up to $10,000!
$6,131 MATCHED
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Food Pantry Student Donation Match
Any donation made by a student to the ASBSU/Dean of Students Food Pantry will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500.
$336 MATCHED
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Faculty and Staff Match from Vice Presidents
Wow! Boise State faculty and staff are amazing! Thank you for your generosity and passion.
$2,000 MATCHED
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$1,000
Connor Tudbury Mental Health Initiatives Challenge
Help Boise State Students have improved access to mental health resources. Once the Mental Health Initiative receives 10 gifts, it will unlock a $1,000 donation from Connor Tudbury.
10 / 10 Gifts
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Kickoff Challenge
The Bronco Giving Day unit that receives the most gifts from midnight to 8 a.m. will receive a $250 bonus!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 College of Engineering 48
2 Blue Thunder 31
3 Honors College 13
4 Student Wellness 13
5 College of Education 10
6 Diversity and Inclusion 9
7 Lacrosse - Womens 9
8 Athletics 7
9 College of Arts and Sciences 7
10 Campus Infrastructure 6
11 Scholarships 6
12 College of Business and Economics 4
13 Albertsons Library 4
14 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 3
15 Intermountain Bird Observatory 3
16 Veterans 2
17 College of Health Sciences 2
18 Alumni 1
19 Golf 1
20 Graduate College 1
21 School of Public Service 1
22 Fraternities and Sororities 1
23 College of Innovation and Design 1
24 Baseball 0
25 Basketball - Mens 0
26 Basketball - Womens 0
27 Campus Recreation 0
28 Figure Skating 0
29 Hockey - Mens 0
30 Hockey - Womens 0
31 Idaho Innocence Project 0
32 Lacrosse - Mens 0
33 Rodeo 0
34 Rugby - Mens 0
35 Rugby - Womens 0
36 Soccer - Mens 0
37 Soccer - Womens 0
38 Softball 0
39 Sporting Arms 0
40 Student Leadership Development 0
41 Track 0
42 Triathlon 0
43 Ultimate - Mens 0
44 Ultimate - Womens 0
45 Volleyball - Mens 0
46 Volleyball - Womens 0
47 Water Polo 0
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Leaderboard
Bronco After Work Challenge
The Bronco Giving Day unit that receives the most gifts from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will receive a $500 bonus!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $500 College of Engineering 57
2 Blue Thunder 34
3 Lacrosse - Womens 27
4 Hockey - Mens 23
5 College of Arts and Sciences 17
6 Student Wellness 16
7 Alumni 15
8 Athletics 12
9 College of Education 11
10 Scholarships 8
11 Intermountain Bird Observatory 7
12 Volleyball - Womens 7
13 College of Business and Economics 6
14 Rugby - Mens 6
15 Honors College 5
16 Graduate College 4
17 Idaho Innocence Project 3
18 College of Innovation and Design 3
19 School of Public Service 3
20 Albertsons Library 2
21 Campus Infrastructure 2
22 Veterans 2
23 Diversity and Inclusion 2
24 Hockey - Womens 1
25 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 1
26 Rugby - Womens 1
27 College of Health Sciences 1
28 Rodeo 1
29 Student Leadership Development 1
30 Basketball - Womens 1
31 Baseball 0
32 Basketball - Mens 0
33 Campus Recreation 0
34 Figure Skating 0
35 Golf 0
36 Fraternities and Sororities 0
37 Lacrosse - Mens 0
38 Soccer - Mens 0
39 Soccer - Womens 0
40 Softball 0
41 Sporting Arms 0
42 Track 0
43 Triathlon 0
44 Ultimate - Mens 0
45 Ultimate - Womens 0
46 Volleyball - Mens 0
47 Water Polo 0
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Bronco All Nighter Challenge
The Bronco Giving Day unit that receives the most gifts from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. will receive a $500 bonus!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $500 College of Engineering 50
2 Hockey - Mens 45
3 Lacrosse - Womens 12
4 Intermountain Bird Observatory 8
5 Alumni 5
6 Blue Thunder 5
7 College of Business and Economics 3
8 Rugby - Mens 3
9 College of Education 2
10 Honors College 2
11 Student Wellness 2
12 Diversity and Inclusion 2
13 College of Health Sciences 2
14 Veterans 1
15 Athletics 1
16 Baseball 1
17 Volleyball - Womens 1
18 College of Arts and Sciences 1
19 Student Leadership Development 1
20 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 1
21 Albertsons Library 1
22 Basketball - Mens 0
23 Basketball - Womens 0
24 Campus Infrastructure 0
25 Campus Recreation 0
26 College of Innovation and Design 0
27 Figure Skating 0
28 Golf 0
29 Graduate College 0
30 Fraternities and Sororities 0
31 Hockey - Womens 0
32 Idaho Innocence Project 0
33 Lacrosse - Mens 0
34 Rodeo 0
35 Rugby - Womens 0
36 Scholarships 0
37 School of Public Service 0
38 Soccer - Mens 0
39 Soccer - Womens 0
40 Softball 0
41 Sporting Arms 0
42 Track 0
43 Triathlon 0
44 Ultimate - Mens 0
45 Ultimate - Womens 0
46 Volleyball - Mens 0
47 Water Polo 0
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